Pleurothallis leopardina Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Longiracemosae [Luer] Luer 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Leopard-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the spotted sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations of 2400 to 3200 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on 1 to 6, erect to arching, subdense, distichous to subsecund, 2.4 to 4.4" [6 to 11 cm] long including the .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe at the base of the leaf and has an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Pleurothallis atrorubra Luer & Hirtz 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide;